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Reviewed by Mike from Cape Town on 07 February 2007
210 of 396 people found the following review helpful:
This is one of those books you mull over and debate in your head (and with others) long after you've finished it. I read it a month ago and I still think about it.
My housemate left it lying around one day and with nothing else to read I gave it a quick look - after a couple of chapters I was quite annoyed with
the state of things! Didn't shave or gel my hair the next morning...
Seriously, though, it's a fascinating (and rather controversial) take on the state of the world today from a man's point of view. By Shannan's assessment, straight men are the only demographic that is regularly and acceptably derided today. I didn't agree with all he had to say - he seems to be an angry man... - but the chapters on political correctness, metrosexuality and advertising/media, in particular, were helluva interesting and thought-prov0king.
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Reviewed by Mr Rupert Butler from Cape Town on 12 February 2007
209 of 406 people found the following review helpful:
Shannan has captured an undercurrent of feeling that prevails amongst much of the male population. Although some of his ranting smacks of hypocrisy, this book really spoke to me and vocalised some of the absurdity of contemporary society. An observation he made during the PC chapter echoed my thoughts on the British TV show that advocated the use of dog training techniques to domesticate husbands. Do you think a TV show titled "How to Train Your Wife Like a Dog" would be allowed on television?